War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0156 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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relieve troops of other corps, or to withdraw the troops from their line for more distant operations. Details for working parties for to-morrow need not be furnished, the work being suspended for the present.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. W. RICHARDS,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

(To division commanders.)

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., August 13, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report everything quiet on my front at present. The musketry firing during the night was heavy and continuous. The railroad trains of the enemy were heard running during the night. Six hundred men from my command have reported, as ordered, for fatigue duty.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBERT B. POTTER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, SECOND DIV., NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., August 13, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

COLONEL: Having been appointed "general of the trenches" for the tour commencing at 8 a. m. 12th instant, and ending at 8 a. m. 13th instant, I have the honor to report the following: The policing in and about the trenches and in the camps of the reserves was ordered and executed satisfactorily. A new line is being constructed with excellent abatis in rear of the front line of the trenches of this corps. The picket-firing was more vigorous than usual, and the enemy opened a brisk fire from a battery of heavy pieces in front of the Third Division, and from their mortars in front of the First Division, but did no damage. The camps of come of the regiments of the Second Division are would respectfully recommend that timber be obtained and better protection made for these troops.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

HENRY PLEASANTS,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Second Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 13, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

SIR: I have the honor to report no changes on my front during the last twelve hours. The enemy's sharpshooters in front of the Second